Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 20 mins
A recipe from my Great Aunt Alta's collection. This is one she clipped from the Chicago Tribune and it had won the "$5 Favorite Recipe Prize," a weekly feature in the newspaper. I am not sure if she ever made this one or not, but I thought it sounded good enough to share. These days, I would use a few spoonfuls of olive oil to brown the steak instead of the bacon drippings originally called for.
- 1 (3 lb) round steaks, 1 1/2 inch thick
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄4 cup bacon drippings or 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple rings, undrained
- water, as needed
- 1 (1 3/8 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded,cut into thin rings
- 1 tomatoes, cut into eigths
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup cold water
- Set meat on a wax paper lined cutting board.
- Mix together flour with salt, paprika, and pepper.
- Cover meat with the seasoned flour; using a meat mallet, pound the steak, turning the meat over several times, until all of the flour has been pounded into the meat.
- Brown steak on both sides in bacon dripppings in a large skillet; drain off any excess fat.
- Drain pineapple, reserving juice.
- Add enough water to the pineapple juice to measure 2 cups liquid.
- Whisk together this liquid with the onion soup mix and then pour over the steak.
- Cover and simmer for about 2 hours, or until meat is tender.
- Top with pineapple rings, green pepper, and tomato wedges during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
- Remove steak to a platter and keep warm.
- Whisk together the cornstarch and the 1/4 cup cold water, then add to the pan juices, stirring constantly until slightly thickened.
- Pour sauce over the steak and serve.
Very tasty recipe. We bought some round steaks & found them tough so I was searching for a good recipe to use the rest in. This one worked great due to the initial tenderizing & long simmer time. I used only 2 1/2 lb of meat, doubled the bell pepper & tomato and used olive oil to brown the steaks. We enjoyed this, thanks for sharing.